6 days in Kotka & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

6 days in Kotka & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Visiting Riverside Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sibelius Park and Linden Esplanade. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kotka. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hamina
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and The Craft Museum of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum of Central Finland and Petajavesi Old Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, and take in the views from Karkisten Silta.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla journey planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Leivonmaki National Park
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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